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11-17-14 BOT MinWESTLAKE ACADEMY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING November 17, 2014 PRESENT:President Laura Wheat, Trustees: Alesa Belvedere, Carol Langdon, Rick Rennhack, and Wayne Stoltenberg. ABSENT: Michael Barrett OTHERS PRESENT: Superintendent Tom Brymer, Board Secretary Kelly Edwards, School Attorney Janet Bubert, Executive Principal & Director of Education Dr. Mechelle Bryson, DP Coordinator Chris Hill, Middle Years Principal Dr. Andra Barton, Primary Principal Rod Harding, Finance Director Debbie Piper, Jason Power Director of Information Technology, Public Works Director Jarrod Greenwood, Director of Communications & Community Affairs Ginger Awtry, WA Foundation Executive Director Shelly Myers, Director of HR & Administrative Services Todd Wood, Director of Facilities and Parks & Recreation Troy Meyer, Fire Chief Richard Whitten, Planning and Development Director Eddie Edwards, and Communications Specialist Susan McFarland. Work Session 1. CALL TO ORDER President Wheat called the work session to order at 5:08 p.m. 2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE President Wheat led the pledge of allegiance to the United States and Texas flags. 3. REVIEW OF CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS FOR THE NOVEMBER 17, 2014, TRUSTEES REGULAR MEETING AGENDA. No additional discussion. BOT Minutes 11/17/14 Page 1 of 3 4. DISCUSSION ITEMS a. Discussion regarding ACT, SAT, ISA, STAAR, EOC Results and State Accountability Rating (TAPR) Report. Dr. Bryson, DP Coordinator Chris Hill, Principal Harding, Dr. Barton provided a presentation an overview of the Academy's Accountability Summary. Discussion ensued regarding STAAR Mathematic results and comparisons of surrounding ISDs, the fluctuation in Writing for the 2012 -2013 school year, an improvement plan for Grade 4 Mathematics, creating student efficacy, and SAT and ACT results. Board Member Stoltenberg requested additional discussion regarding Item 3. Discussion ensued regarding the proposed Admission policy amendments enacting the same rule as other ISDs based on how the student enters the school. Academy Attorney Bubert stated that a review of new laws in regards to local authority of admissions procedures and the manner in which a student is enrolled would need to be conducted prior to any additional revisions of the policy. 5. BOARD RECAP / STAFF DIRECTION No additional direction. 6. ADJOURNMENT President Wheat adjourned the work session at 6:40 p.m. Regular Session 1. CALL TO ORDER President Wheat called the regular session to order at 6:40 p.m. 2. CITIZENS' PRESENTATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS Board Member Rennhack spoke positively of the Theory of Knowledge (TOK) engagement having speaker Paul Kessler, one of the very few remaining Holocaust survivors, speak to students. BOT Minutes 11/17/14 Page 2 of 3 3. CONSENT AGENDA a. Consider approval of the minutes from the October 6, 2014, meeting. b. Consider approval of Resolution 14 -18, Amendment to Promotion and Retention Policy. c. Consider approval of Resolution 14 -19, Amending Admission Policy. d. Consider approval of Resolution 14 -20, Amending the Proof of Residency Policy. MOTION: Trustee Stoltenberg made a motion to remove item c of the consent agenda. Trustee Rennhack seconded the motion. The motion carried by a vote of 4 -0. MOTION: Trustee Rennhack made a motion approve items a, b and d of the consent agenda. Trustee Langdon seconded the motion. The motion carried by a vote of 4 -0. 4. BOARD CALENDAR 5. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS No future items. 6. ADJOURNMENT There being no further business before the Board, President Wheat asked for a motion to adjourn the meeting. MOTION: Trustee Langdon made a motion to adjourn the regular session. Trustee Rennhack seconded the motion. The motion carried by a vote of 4 -0. President Wheat adjourned the regular session at 6:44 p.m. APPROVED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES ON JANUARY 12, 2015. ATTEST: Board Secretary ura Wheat, President BOT Minutes 11/17/14 Page 3 of 3